What is Rafael Nadal’s Golf Handicap?

Published 01/23/2022, 12:00 PM EST

It is not a secret that Rafael Nadal is not only one of the best at Tennis but golf as well. But, how good is he? What is his handicap score? We will know all about Nadal and his golf skills from this article. 


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Rafael Nadal needs no introduction. He is one of the best Tennis players in the world. The Spanish star is currently taking part in the Australian Open; He beat Adrian Mannarino today to reach the quarter-finals of the Open. 

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Although we all know that he is an exceptional tennis player, it is not the only sport he is good at. Rafael plays golf really well. 

What is the golf handicap score of Rafael Nadal? 

Rafael is a scratch golfer and has a handicap score of 0.3 to 1.5. A scratch golfer is a player who can play to a Course Handicap of zero on any and all rated golf courses. A handicap score is used to measure the skill level of a golfer. The lower the score, the better the player. 

After winning his 20th Grand Slam at the French Open, Nadal didn’t rest as he took part in the Balearic Golf Championships in Mallorca in the same month. As expected from the champion, Nadal finished at T6 at the three-day tournament. He scored 9 over par and tied his position with two other players. 

Nadal plays golf to keep fit?


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In an after-match interview, an interviewer asked Rafael the secret behind his fitness. And he replied that he never goes to the gym to keep himself fit but plays golf. “I play some golf. Honestly, and that’s the truth, I have never been a gym guy.”

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Nadal faced some tough competition this time at the Australian Open. Although he has been winning so far, it was not an easy journey. The Spanish star had to battle for 2 hours and 40 minutes with Mannarino to enter the quarter-finals. Since one needs to have immense stamina to win after such long hours, it is wise to say Nadal’s strategy of relying on golf paid off. 


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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.